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Old 06-19-2013, 09:39 PM   #131
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Aggh--it was labeled as agastache (and of course not blooming when purchased).
I located the tag: agastache "Blue Fortune," a hybrid of foeniculum and another species.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:15 AM   #132
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Well it sure looks like it's in the Lamiaceae family, do the leaves smell like licorice or mint? This is 'Blue Fortune' in my garden. The individual flowers look similar but are very dense on the stem without those curled up bracts like in your photo.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:24 AM   #133
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You might check out Hyssopus officianalis, it looks closer to your photo. I don't think it's viper's bugloss now that I look at it again. Those have reddish purple stamens.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:09 AM   #134
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Thanks, linrose. I'll try to check into the heritage of the plant--no idea what species went into the hybrid.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:06 AM   #135
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'Blue Fortune' is a A. foeniculum x A. rugosa cross.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #136
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Purple Flowering Raspberry, Rubus odoratus.
I was out back all day shouting "Open the hell up faster!" at this thing! I can't believe how pretty it is. What's crazy is this plant just has slightly sticky hairs instead of prickers or thorns... For anyone who's ever been afraid to try one of our native roses, this is the plant for your.

Culver's Root, Veronicastrum virginicum, a slightly blue variety, normally the flowers are solid white.
Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:33 PM   #137
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Yellow Pond-Lily (Nuphar lutea)

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Old 06-26-2013, 01:07 PM   #138
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MILTA, I love the flowering raspberry, I can just see you yelling at it to hurry up and bloom! Some friends of mine gave me one a long time ago but I've since moved many times so I don't have one anymore. My bergamot is not blooming yet but is 5 feet tall and budding. Bee balm is going strong though, much to the delight of the bumblebees and swallowtails.

That yellow pond-lily is lovely bulu, POM worthy!
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #139
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Monarda didyma is going crazy right now, all but two of the varieties I have are blooming. It's strange but the swallowtails seem to prefer 'Marshall's Delight', the pink one, and the bumblebees seem to prefer what I'm calling 'My Monarda', a chance cross I think between M. fistulosa and M. didyma 'Raspberry Wine' which were the only two monardas I had before this volunteer. Anyway the bumbles were all over it today, more than a dozen at a time. It's so great when you can get right up to them and they are too busy to notice a giant human in their faces.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:21 PM   #140
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'Raspberry Wine', My Mondarda, and 'Jacob Cline'
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